Today HMG has released v4 of the Border Operating Model.  BIFA have accompanied it’s release with the following statement to its members detailing changes that can be expected inside the document which you can find here  20211117_November_BordersOPModel_Final

“The Government has updated the Border Operating Model (BOM) issuing an updated version today

Doing business with Europe has changed, with new and complex systems being implemented, the Border Operating Model gives an overview of these changes.

The new document includes much of the information included in previous issues of the BOM but does include important new procedures.  The most unexpected one being that GVMS can be used to facilitate the control of pre-lodged declarations for both accompanied and unaccompanied goods at border locations using the temporary storage model from January 2022. Previously, the use of GVMS at temporary storage locations had been restricted to only accompanied RoRo movements

Case studies have been created to represent end-to-end scenarios that will happen between GB and EU, importing and exporting goods from January 2021. These show not just the journeys for standard goods, but also for journeys with additional requirements such as those using the Common Transit Convention or transporting controlled goods. This should still be used in conjunction with the Border Operating Model which will contain further details, particularly for controlled goods. Government have also produced some new step by step explainers to support traders and hauliers with specific parts of UK custom requirements.”

Expect releases of information to steadily increase as we approach 01.01.22.

As always if you want to discuss anything specific please do not hesitate to contact our in-house customs experts.


The Jordon Team